how do i get rid of "shortcut to" ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by freightgod, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    Tried to boot up this morning and XP said it was missing a file, wouldn't boot...suspect a virus ? i guess although i was wearing protection, i thought...anyway, here i am 12 hours later back here....needed a clean install anyway :)

    but i forget how to get rid of that damn "shortcut to" when creating's not in tweak! jog my memory please!!! to windows update for a few hours!

    btw anyway to save the windows update files somewhere for next time i'm stuck like this? and yes, i think i will create an image of my disk when i've got it tuned so this won't take so long next time :)
  2. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered


    i thought this would be an easy one...

    actually, i'm sure it's easily accessable...just can't find where to make the change
  3. existenz

    existenz Guest

    What do you mean?

    You mean that shortcut arrow?
  4. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    no, the words "shortcut to" actually prefixed to the shortcut name
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Go get "Cusomizer XP" here. Under 'registry tweak'> explorer, there's the option to remove that 'shortcut to' business. It's shareware but you can still try it. ;)
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic Guest

    the TweakUI XP version has this too. Along with making the arrow a light regular or custom arrow.
  7. Callahan

    Callahan Guest

    Umm maybe I'm missing something (I'm new here:) ) but can't you just slow double click the shortcut and rename each one?
  8. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    Thank you, HSChronic. I thought it was there last night and of course after a good night's sleep I checked again and .... there it was. For the rest of ya, see screenshot. sheesh, rename each shortcut individually? what didja think tweaks were for? :)
  9. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Pacific Northwest
    Ok it was driving me crazy and I am resurrecting this thread to say that adding this value to your registry will make that "Shortcut to" stuff go away, without having to download any app like TweakUI or whatever.

    I prefer to make my own humongous registry file that has all my tweaks built-in.

    I'm on a regedit rampage today...